Data

Sarasota No. 44 in Ranking of Best Small Cities in Which to Start a Business

The list is based on cities' education levels, commute times, income, internet access and more.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Names New Vice President of Strategic Communications and Marketing

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently hired Mischa Kirby.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Environment

Organizations Partner to Boost Snook Population Hurt by Red Tide

The two-year initiative includes raising and releasing 10,000 hatchery-reared juvenile snook along Florida’s southwest coast.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Affordable housing

City Official Named Florida Housing Coalition Board Chair

Don Hadsell is the director of the Office of Housing and Community Development with the City of Sarasota.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Agent Ranked Among Florida's Top Realtors

Peter Laughlin of Premier Sotheby's International Realty was recently ranked No. 30 in Florida for individual real estate sales by volume.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Former YMCA Executive Joins Embracing Our Differences Board

Larry Lev is the former senior vice president and chief operating officer of Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, New Jersey's largest YMCA association.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Education

University President Stepping Down

University of South Florida system president Judy Genshaft announced Monday that she will retire next July.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Politics

Republican Club Dinner Features State Legislative Candidates

Tommy Gregory, Ray Pilon and Will Robinson will appear on Thursday, Sept. 20.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Arts

Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director

Celine Rosenthal, previously an artistic associate and directing fellow at Asolo Rep, has joined the theater's senior leadership team.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Boat Maker Debuts New Model

Chris-Craft is debuting its new Launch 28 GT this week at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Powerboat Race Economic Impact at $21.9 Million

That's down from last year's event, which generated $36.2 million in economic impact.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Selby Gardens Adds Five New Board Members

Joining the board are Norbert Donelly, Marcy Klein, Cornelia Matson, Marianne McComb and Charlie Mueller.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Marketing

Public Relations Talk Focuses on How to 'Clarify Your Message'

The next luncheon hosted by the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will feature Joel Eschenbach of Notion Design Group.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Drink

Wine Storage Facility Opens

Owners Brett and Paula Laurvick are celebrating the grand opening of Cellar Fifty-Five Wine Storage on Thursday, Sept. 13.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Steady

The American economy added 201,000 jobs in August while the nation's unemployment remained 3.9 percent, according to new data.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Construction

City Commission Approves Master Plan for Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota City Commission on Thursday voted to approve a plan to redevelop 53 acres around the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Retail

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped last month, according to new survey results published by the University of Florida.

09/06/2018 By Staff

Jobs

Manufacturer Holding Career Fair Sept. 15

North Venice's PGT Innovations, which manufactures impact-resistant doors and windows, is looking to hire.

09/06/2018 By Staff

Construction

Engineering Firm Promotes One, Hires Two

Karins Engineering Group, Inc. recently promoted executive engineer John Bonacci and hired Thomas Hagood and Jerome DiMercurio.

09/06/2018 By Staff

Deals

Lakewood Ranch Office Building Sold for $7.4 Million

The Lake Osprey Building has more than 34,000 square feet of office space and is fully leased.

09/06/2018 By Staff